Queen of queer cabaret and determined to never be a national treasure; Yana Alana is a multi award winning, neo-punk, anti-glamour, cabaret anarchist.
Born in Melbourne’s queer and alternative clubs Yana has become a Helpmann Award winning Australian Cabaret Icon. Along side her all female band Tha Paranas and Director Anni Davey they have 11 Green Room Awards (Melbourne’s Premiere Arts Awards), The Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Fringe Award for Best Cabaret.
The alter ego of Sarah Ward, Yana is a self-obsessed, tragic and heroic femme-drag clown, a champion for the disenfranchised with an incredible voice scaling from a Bassey-sized belt to an operatic soprano. Yana Alana and Tha Paranas offer a celebration of difference in a world obsessed with bland cookie-cutter celebrity.